Cristiano Ronaldo vs Luis Suarez in clash of top strikers

Elena Summers
June 30, 2018

From Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning hat-trick in the opener against Spain to Ricardo Quaresma's screamer against Iran, its been a World Cup to savour so far for Fernando Santos and his squad.

For Ronaldo it is a return to the same Fisht Stadium where he scored a hat-trick against Spain earlier in the tournament, but this time he will be up against a Uruguayan defence that was alone among the 32 teams in Russian Federation in coming through the group stage without conceding a goal.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation. "They're a strong team but we also have our qualities and we will try to win the game". Clearly, the momentum will be with the South American team and they will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming tie.

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"We are in good shape, we have been working together for 12 years and achieving our objectives gradually, little by little", Tabarez said.

That was just one league goal fewer than Ronaldo.

"When it comes to the rivalry with Ronaldo at club level, that's a different thing altogether", Suarez said.

Ronaldo (four goals) and Suarez (two) both enjoyed fine group stages at the World Cup, with the victor of their meeting to face either France or Argentina.

Should Cristiano lead his country into the semis, I will be in Moscow by then, waiting for him to win his penultimate battle and come back to the Luzhniki stadium - the place where his solitary header won Portugal their only three points of the tournament against Morocco.

Both men missed out on the knockout phase in Brazil four years ago, with Suarez banned after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini earlier on while Portugal were knocked out in the first round.

"I think this Portugal team is ready for everything".

La Celeste's strength is based on the twin pillars of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front and Atletico Madrid centre-back pairing Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, who must face up to a familiar foe.

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